Best Restaurants in Highland Park
Easy drives to nearby nature and city spots, beautiful hills, and access to the Metro Rail are all great reasons to live in Highland Park. If you’re a foodie, this unique area is also a veritable paradise for your palate. The best news is that all of these neighborhood spots are always close by.
The Greyhound Bar & Grill
Delivering the best in bar fare, including veggie wings and no fewer than 17 wing sauces (we dare you to try “Shogun Assassin”), The Greyhound’s menu aims to please. Did we forget to mention they’re Highland Park’s king of creative cocktails?
Location: 5570 N. Figueroa St.
Hours: Open for limited service, take-out, and delivery with fluid hours. Check their Instagram account for updates: @thegreyhoundbarandgrill
What do you get when you cross great fare like arepa with smoked pork and avocado salsa with an Oaxacan Discotheque? The York, which offers basic deliciousness, craft beer, and creative cocktails galore. They boast “Shots all year until we’re in the clear.” Don’t forget to check their happy hour menu, too.
Location: 5018 York Blvd.
Hours: Call (323) 255-9675
Halal, Indian, and Pakistani creations are what you’ll find on offer at Curry King. Whether you choose the tasty aloo tikki, the gorgeous stuffed lamb keema naan—okay, pretty much anything on their menu—Curry King holds the crown for Los Angeles’s best authentic Indian food. You can dine outdoors or grab your next taste adventure curbside.
Location: 2830 Fletcher Drive
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Triple Beam Pizza
When you’ve got a craving for pizza, Triple Beam delivers—literally and figuratively. Currently wide open for dinner service, you can choose from a bevy of beautiful whole or half pizzas, including acorn squash, fennel sausage, and their famous San Marzano. Or pair their olive focaccia with a Caesar or Greek Lightning salad. Either way, you’re in for a tasty treat at this awesome Italian restaurant.
Location: 5918 N. Figueroa St.
Phone: (213) 281-9753
The next stop in Highland Park’s culinary trip around the world is Pocha LA. Their specialty is Modern Mexican, which combines traditional cuisine with the latest in food trends. You’ll find plenty in the way of fresh and healthy here; enjoy their all-day brunch on the now-open patio or take the mole poblano, recado rojo puerco molido, or another delicious dish home with you.
Location: 6101 York Blvd.
Hours: Friday – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. All other days, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Phone: (323) 739-0533
Bang Bang Noodles
If you’ve heard of Bang Bang Noodles but have never tried them, you should know that they’re creating buzz for a reason. Hand-pulled noodles, incredible soups, and something called Tingly Cumin look absolutely mouthwatering in their photos. Bang Bang Noodles continues to be a great way to celebrate the weekend, every weekend. Or online, or dine indoors or out.
Location: 5018 York Blvd.
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Monday to Thursday.
Phone: (323) 500-3634
The Habit Burger Grill
Is food that “sticks to your ribs” still a thing? The Habit Burger Grill answers that question, big time. If you don’t find something in their charburger menu, try their sandwich menu, which has steak, chicken, and veggie options. Be prepared to have leftovers; we’re just saying!
Location: 7307 N. Figueroa
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. All other days, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Outdoor seating, delivery, takeout, and curbside pickup.
Baja Cali Fish & Tacos
This Mexican restaurant offers the best in handheld favorites, including tacos, tostadas, burritos, and quesadillas. Happy reviewers love their fish tacos, but we guarantee that once you lay eyes on their menu, you’ll want to order it all. We predict that Baja Cali is going to become your go-to favorite.
Location: 5831 N. Figueroa
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for pickup and delivery
It’s true that this place has a whopping 16 delicious burgers to choose from, but there’s a lot more to Penny’s than the name reveals. They also have an extensive all-day breakfast menu, along with sandwiches, a grill menu, and so much more. Sorry, did you say something? We were busy chewing.
Location: 6300 N. Figueroa
Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for pickup and delivery
Phone: (323) 254-7223 (for pickup)
When you’re hungry but don’t know what you want, Jane’s is the place to find delicious suggestions for the most undecided diner, at literally every time of the day. From breakfast and burgers to rice bowls, sandwiches to wraps, every gorgeous dish is prepared exactly how you want it. Life should be as easy as eating at Jane’s!
Location: 5830 York Blvd.
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for takeout
Las Cazuelas Restaurant and Pupuseria
Las Cazuelas is a staple restaurant on Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Founded in 1985, this eatery specializes in authentic Mexican and El Salvadoran cuisine. Their claim to fame is their pupusas, which are the best in LA and come in several mouth-watering choices for fillings.
Location: 5707 N. Figueroa
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for delivery, takeout, and outdoor seating.
Happy Plus Chinese Restaurant
Carefully flavored Chinese fast food with fresh ingredients and generous portions is what you’ll find here. Not only is their menu extensive, but their prices are an added bonus, which is probably the “plus” in Happy Plus. Plan to visit here often!
Location: 6300 York Blvd.
Hours: Daily, 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. for takeout orders.
Ichijiku Sushi Neighborhood Sushi Bar
Highland Park sushi lovers, rejoice! Ichijiku Sushi is here with high-quality, fresh, and delicious sushi available in nigiri, hand roll, and veggie options. Not sure what you want? They’ve got you covered with a menu of the chef’s selections.
Location: 5629 ½ N. Figueroa St.
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for takeout and delivery
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